Missy Elliott surprises viral video star who sang “Work It”

Missy finally meets her “funky white sister.”

September 13, 2018

Back in August, a hilarious video surfaced of an older white woman — named Mary Halsey — masterfully performing Missy Elliott's 2002 smash hit "Work It" at what looked to be a cook out. After making the rounds via social media, Halsey's viral feat eventually captured the attention of Missy Elliott, who called her a "funky white sister."

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The video also landed Halsey on Ellen this Thursday, where she explained that she's been performing the song for over 13 years. Halsey then dropped a performance for the show's studio audience — and received some surprise help from Missy herself. Upon finishing, the two, along with host Ellen DeGeneres, warmly hugged it out.

Watch above.

Missy Elliott surprises viral video star who sang “Work It”